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Miguel: Up From Puerto Rico


Published 1970
Topics Bert Salzman


Miguel, a Puerto Rican boy has moved to New York City with his family. He finds his ability to speak English and Spanish puts him at an advantage in assisting his family in their new surroundings.

Miguel later stretches his ingenuity to an extreme when, to put food on his family’s table, he goes fishing in the heavily polluted East River. A moving and amusing film with many suprises.

Awards: Winner Columbus Film Festival; Best in Category
Aired on CBS Childrens Film Festival
Columbus Film Festival Award


Run time 15:00
Producer Bert Salzman
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: ki3rk3gaard - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2011
Subject: koool beanz
I enjoyed this very much but those rellenos de papas in the window made me huuuuuuuungry..lol
Reviewer: SJATeacher - favorite - September 18, 2007
Subject: The man at the lunch counter...
is none other than Jose "Chegui" Torres, one of the most famous boxers from Puerto Rico. He was a light-heavyweight in the years that included the titans of boxing, including a very young Cassius Clay! That was a cameo if I ever saw one!
Reviewer: ERD. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 27, 2007
Subject: Very upbeat
Excellent 1970 film, giving a good image to Puerto Ricians who have settled in the states. The acting was very natural. Well directed, written and filmed.
Reviewer: jeannie7 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 26, 2007
Subject: Excellent for multi-cultural studies.
Miguel is a model for raising self esteem among all ethnic group youngsters! Thanks Bert Salzman for your most sympathetic film.
Reviewer: Telephone Toughguy - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 26, 2007
Subject: Another example of my generation
The generation that participated in the american dream by actually becoming part of it, instead of the present wave of immigrants that practice cultural isolationism, hanging flags of the country on their rear view mirrors of the country that was so bad they had to leave, strange. Interesting blend of environmentalism and multiculturalism... hmmm. Looking for a pattern here.
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